Our Mission
Unexpected Moments of Magic Panama is dedicated to empowering individuals worldwide through the encouragement of self-exploration through social entrepreneurship, volunteerism, philanthropy and education as powerful forces for worldwide change. Be the change!

A Note from the Founder:

In 2004 I was blessed to participate in a global outreach program to Indonesia the day after the Indian Ocean tsunami shocked the world. This experience changed my life in so many ways I cannot explain in words. It is something that one can only experience and you too deserve to experience something so magical.

When I first heard about the volunteer trip, the first thing I thought was, I cannot afford to do that! At the time, I was working at a family homeless shelter in Arizona. I loved my job, but lets just say one of the benefits of working there was not the pay. It was only with the support of my friends & family that made my volunteer trip at all possible and for them I am eternally grateful. Between seven volunteers we ended up raising over $14,000 and the only way I knew that was possible was by doing the fundraising.

Some people may question whether volunteering internationally merits a reason to fundraise, and I am here to tell you, YES IT IS! We need you here as much as you want to be here, for others & for yourself. So make it happen! If not now, when?


Oscar Peña
UMMP Founder